The favourite teddy bear in this year’s “Reet Royal” Teddy Bear Trail, as chosen by trailers, was “May Queen”, who could be found under an umbrella in Jesmond Community Orchard. Runner up was “King Cuddles”.
There was also a prize draw from amongst all competitors. The overall winner of a super voucher from EXIT Newcastle was Oscar (aged 9); other winners were Hugo and Ralph (5 years and under); Stella (6-8 years); Kaitlin and Emily (9-13 years); and Geoff (14+).
The 2022 Jesmond Community Festival has now largely finished, with a flurry of magnificent events marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Which were your high spots out of this year’s festival? We’d be interested to hear any views on firstname.lastname@example.org .
In the mean time, here is a picture, by David Whinham, showing the Morris Dancers performing at the St George’s Church Big Friendly Gathering.
The overall winners of this year’s Plastic Free Jesmond and Sandyford Award were Michael Holland and Sarah Lewis for their comprehensive efforts to cut down on the use of plastic in their home, and reduce waste.
Second place went to Emma Jane Graham and Harriet, and Commended were Chloe Munro, Hannah Hales, Rona Lunt, Rufus Edwards and Kirisha Aarvold.
The winner of the Larger Gardens category in this year’s Glorious Gardens competition was 25 Larkspur Terrace (pictured). Other category winners were Wildlife Friendly (28 Salisbury Gardens), Edible Garden (58 Buston Terrace) and Smaller Garden (44 Lansdowne Gardens).
Many congratulations to the winners, and to the organisers of this excellent awards scheme, the Greening Jesmond Group, email@example.com !
Not the Chelsea Flower Show, but one of David Whinham’s photographs taken at the Open Day at West Jesmond Allotments!